I would first recommend contacting a lender who can provide you with what you will need financially. Then I would contact a realtor who is familiar with the area and can give you a comparable market analysis to figure out what your home is worth. Hire an agent who will market your home extensively. Marketing is the #1 key to selling, so interview plenty of realtors for the job. Do not think you have to settle when it's your investment, and there's more to selling a home than listing it online and having a few open houses. If you have further questions or need any assistance with this process, contact me at your convenience.
Real Estate Heaven
It is a seller's market and it will be easier to sell than buy. Many seller's are selling and then leasing back so they can purchase without any contingencies. Either way you should be able to
get loan approval on the new purchase contingent upon selling your existing home.
I am a realtor that works throughout the San Gabriel Valley. Both La Puente and Monrovia are very familiar to me. My office is in Pasadena and I live and work in Duarte.
I would be happy to meet with you and we can discuss the specifics of your finances and the sale of your La Puente/Avocado Heights home and the market situation to buy homes in Monrovia. I believe that the key is for us to meet and you can decide if I'm the realtor you want to work with.
I look forward to hearing from you. FYI I'm on Trulia and Redfin and both have my references available.
Town Square Real Estate